News: Lil B Gets Based At New York University, "I Got A Song W/ One Of The Biggest Artists On Earth Coming" [Video]

Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 10:49AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

West Coast rapper Lil B kept his word on appearing at New York University last night (April 11) and offering all students a paid lecture at the renowned establishment.

According to reports, B touched on a range of topics from taxes to new album plans.

Lil' B took the stage rocking a snug, neon green tee and matching scarf ('cause, you know, B's a "pretty b*tch"), a tight pair of jeans that still managed to hang low enough to show his red boxers, and what seem to be his trademark pair of oh-so-f*cked-up green Vans and addressed the Kimmel Center's sold-out house on a number of topics including the decline of humanity, paying taxes, hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" ("I'm like whodie, get that oil out the ocean!") and other heavy issues. Conversely, the rapper also discussed the ants in his home, an upcoming rock album, his pet ownership and other convoluted-yet-familiar acts of Based Godliness. (Soul Culture UK)

Quotes from his lecture have already begun circulating online.

"I'm the first rapper to adopt a tabby cat. I adopted it straight from the ASPCA, you feel me?" "When I was younger, I didn't even know how to walk. I was so self-conscious." "Every single person you meet, look at them like a golden million dollar baby." "I was having these big ant problems in my house. As I was studying these ant colonies. It's like man, they have their own communities too. I'm there with them." "I'm out here trying to get my Mitt Romney on." "You guys are the first to hear it: I'm actually releasing my rock album. This is gonna be some garage punk. This one's for the rebels. Look out for the Lil B rock record, California Boy." "Let's stop fracking. Who knows about hydraulic fracking? I'm like whodie, get that oil out the ocean!" "Real talk, you guys are about to freak out because I got a song with one of the biggest artists on Earth coming." At one point, Lil B laid on a table and imitated himself going to sleep, whispering, "Honesty, integrity, friendship, passion..." "Until further notice, I'm paying taxes and I'm loving it." (Pitchfork)

Last month, B provided details on how his NYU lecture opportunity came about.

"They reached out to me via email. Respect to NYU because they really see what I give to the world and they really believe in me. Respect to [NYU President] John Sexton. I got swag like Sexton. Spread the positive," B said in an interview. "[The lecture topic?] I wanna keep that super secret until we get there, but what I will tell you is that I specialize in the progression of humans. It's gonna be a real progressive talk and when everybody leaves, their lives will be changed -- I might do some rare Based God production and show the Based God's face there." (FUSE TV)

The rapper broke the news of his lecture plans in late March.

iCal it. Lil B is holding a lecture at New York University. On April 11, the "cultural icon Lil B will treat NYU to a very rare speaking engagement," according to NYU. Tickets are $5 for NYU students and $10 for everyone else. "LIL B GOING TO LECTURE AT NYU !!! APRIL 11th !! THIS IS GOING TO BE HISTORICAL FOR ALL HUMANS WANTING TO SEEK PROGESSIONS WITH PPL - Lil B," Lil B tweeted. (Billboard)

Check out a portion of Lil B's lecture below:

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